Technology is exciting, and in school we use it in our learning every day. However, we need to ensure that we all stay safe when we are using today’s technology. To educate children on how to keep themselves safe we teach at least 1 e-safety lesson per term as well as discussing e-safety every time we use ICT. We are having an e-safety week during November, during this week we will be having assembles, as well as information for parents during our parents evenings.
We ensure that filters are in place so that children cannot access unsuitable or potentially dangerous sites or material within school and ask that parents monitor this at home too. Children will be encouraged to use DB Primary as a controlled social network and can also be used to inform us off cyber bullying.
You can help your children stay e-safe by monitoring the time they spend on computers and how they are using them, talking to them about internet use, encouraging them to use DB Primary and by using a child friendly search engine, such as Paws Explore that we use in school; this can be found at www.pawsexplore.co.uk or KidRex that can be found at www.kidrex.org.
We reccomend the Thinkuknow site for e-safety there are lots of age appropriate characters and actitvities children can play to enhance their knowledge of E-Safety . Please follow the links below for this website. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Another website is: http://wiht.link/internet-acronyms